The Department of Computing Sciences offers a variety of challenging programs, all designed to establish a foundation of understanding in a broad spectrum of computing. A graduate of our department is prepared for a career in computing as well as the pursuit of further advanced study. Our programs are designed to develop the total person, one with intellectual curiosity, mature judgment, a thirst for life-long learning, and a commitment to the betterment of society.
Our faculty conduct research in an array of areas including: artificial intelligence, ransomware, big data analysis, wireless networks, virtual reality, nanocompilers, security and ethics, systems modeling and computational geometry.
The Department of Computing Sciences at Villanova University seeks to provide outstanding education, to advance scholarship, and to engage in activities that benefit society as a whole, in accordance to the University mission. The Department aims to equip students with a solid foundation in computing theory, and to prepare them for lifelong independent learning and innovative thinking in a constantly changing discipline. Its faculty members strive to maintain professional currency, and to involve students and colleagues in their research investigations. These endeavors support the University mission to transmit, pursue, and discover knowledge in an atmosphere of collegiality in the university community. Supported by a liberal arts education, the Department seeks to develop the total person, sensitive to social and ethical concerns affected by the computing discipline, and committed to addressing the needs of a diverse and interconnected modern society.
These goals serve to solidify our vision. We will
Our undergraduate Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
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At the graduate level, we offer a Master's in Computer Science, a Master's in Software Engineering, and a fully online Certificate in Health Informatics.
We have approximately 100 graduate students currently enrolled.
Many of our graduate students take classes part time while working full time at local industry. Others attend full time and may be supported with assistantships.
Graduate students are advised by the Graduate Program Director, with support from the department's graduate committee.